1340 posts • joined 13 Jan 2009
Re: US Immigration
Can't really confirm the absence of humour. When I arrived there with the significant other, we were asked for how long we've been together. "How long?! And you aren't married? Go to Vegas!!"
Then again, probably he was serious... But at least friendly.
Re: Do you suppose it's suspicious...
Not only suspicious. I'd certainly say you are a TERRORIST!
Re: Nah... if it had been dumped from the air
Splattered, yes. The much smaller seagull poo splatters as well but it's still freaking disgusting if it hits you.
I don't believe you. If you were in Mexico you wouldn't be able to post that quickly.
AC/DC != DC/AC
Re: "Vorsprung durch grossendatatechnik" @AC
I beg to differ. This being El Reg's comments I crossed out the "right" word.
Re: "Vorsprung durch grossendatatechnik" @AC
Wow! Können wir starten einen Deutschen thread in El Reg
Re: "Vorsprung durch grossendatatechnik"
Nein, leserlich ist es schon, nur etwas zerfrickelt.
Gut für uns grammar Nazis! (Guys, what's grammar nazi in German?)
Vorsprung durch Grossdatentechnik, is rather what they'd like to say in Germany.
I do understand why the driver abandoned the car when Adele came on stereo. But wouldn't it be easier to simply switch it off or to a different radio station?
Re: It does make a difference
Couldn't agree more (well, the case with the drunk in the backseat sounds rather silly though).
Now for something completely off topic but as you being a Scottish cop, by any chance do you happen to be in Aberdeenshire? You know, your indeed very friendly colleagues in Fraserburgh still have a 35mm film roll or two of mine, which they were supposed to send me back about ten years ago... Guess I have to write them off, don't I? ;-)
"... it is no more distracting that talking to the passengers who are in the car with you"
Handheld vs hands-free
Besides the obvious "banning didn't affect the use" comment, IIRC there were already studies which showed that whether using a mobile handheld or hands-free didn't really make a difference and both distracted the driver equally.
Back then (the original three) they were just great! It's space, it's light sabers, it's laser guns, and a girl - what's not to like. Years later I sat in the cinema for Episode I. And fell asleep instantly. Couldn't be bothered to watch any other one - did I miss something?
Re: I fear robot rebellion
So, on one hand I wear a robo-hand and in the other carry a cattle prod to defeat it whenever need be?
There was me, expecting something like Thing T. Thing...
innocent or guilty
The creepy part is not this facial recognition system but that they keep mug shots of innocent people.
Re: CIA spooks now to go hungry?
Chef is German for "head of" or Boss.
I know, I know. But I chose to ignore...
Re: CIA spooks now to go hungry?
But what did he do wrong? Stealing recipes for cooking Kraut and Wurst?
"...someone can post stuff in my name."
"The worst that can happen with my setup on el Reg is that someone can post stuff in my name."
Oh well, that happens to me All The Time! All of my silly, offensive or just in general rubbish comments (like this very one) were written by an unknown idiot on the 'net who posts stuff in my name, using my fake e-mail address and simple password.
Re: spot on
Exactly. Only that for some websites I use unique crap e-mail addresses - when I receive spam on those I know which bastard sold it on.
It actually is rather sensible advice by those security researchers. I think you should reconsider who the idiot is.
Our focus on speed should not be taken seriously.
Re: Another worrying thought?
Sarcasm? Where did you see sarcasm?
Anyway, from my experience in dealing with some gov't "officials" they neither understand sarcasm nor irony. But do you believe they could've built a machine to help them with such?
Re evil plan
There is no evil plan. It's all for the Greater Good.
I only skim-read the article but what I got was that this mind-reading device is useful for taking hands-free pictures of one's dump? Very useful and hygienic, if someone's interested in that sort of snaps.
"...a tragedy for ... all those that knew him."
Please, save the platitudes for the funeral. This is El Reg comments, we'll not be surprised if some of those who knew him are not too unhappy about this incident.
Re: inflation sucks
C'mon, your mug shots the other day didn't look much better either.
Re: A shame
Are we a bit judgmental today?
Re professional clients
Professional client as opposed to consumer or end user? I'm not much into that kind of trade, so can please someone explain.
Re: Also perfect for the offfice environment
Perfect! I'm sure it would plug nicely into the bosses' arse. And they wouldn't mind, quite a few of them are a bit anal anyway.
Re: Happened to me twice.
stu 4, regarding your incident with the lumix, surely this is something that some of us would do deliberately when selling such a device.
Oh, just me then?
Re: If only
wowfood, I understand your requirement for I'm one who fought regularly against sleep in said meetings. As I grew older I realised to futility of such a fight and what's more, I realised the insanity of staying awake. So nowadays I either simply leave or don't hesitate falling asleep. Mind you, I'd still consider snoring (which I don't) as rude behaviour, maybe not as rude though as organising a pointless waste of time meeting.
Re: Major downside
Steven, I'm sorry, we really thought about telling you. But as long as you strive for making your life easier, there's really no point of even considering getting a gf.
Why would I do that?
I mean, inspired by The BOFH I acquired a handy cattle prod* which lies in my office drawer, ready to be deployed whenever need be. So far, I only used it once, against a colleague, in a long running workplace vendetta. But wouldn't it be right out of my mind to use it against myself?!
Yep, mine's the one with the prod...
*In case you wonder, it's the model "magic shock", ordered from an agriculture store in Germany, under a disguised name.
Alistair Dabbs, I'm one of your regular readers. But this is your first column that physically hurt me, it's so painfully true. It's more reality than I can handle on a Friday afternoon. I'm off.
sexist != sexiest
Re El Reg is a darn sight more reasonable
That may well be true. On average though, i.e. other outlets than El Reg, journos and other media workers aren't well paid. Why are there still so many going for it? You've got the fringe benefit of working in what is probably the most sexist industry available. Where else can you go unpunished being openly misogynic apart from politics and investment banking? Again, this of course doesn't apply to El Reg.
"9 million monthly unique browsers"
Finally someone's reporting correctly!
p.s. I'd be very interested in the job. Problem is my English sucks, can't read and what's media law? But sheer incompetence is a rare reason for not getting a job, at least around here. So, what's the pay?
Actually, Playboy photographers are fully clothed during a shoot, just like the rest of the crew. But more to the point, since I informally applied for El Reg's sub editor job earlier on, I probably should change my workplace lockscreen to some hot nudie while the home one remains the missus-friendly landscape pic. Then again, my plan was to work 100% from home since I'm rather unkeen of commuting 700 miles to London every day.
I share your attitude towards Apple. But I can see that such a behaviour can actually be rather welcome to the
fanboi luser normal user.
Mind you, I'd never use such a function. Then again, like some other commentards who obviously loath such a Big Brother idea, I'm hardly within the target group of Apple or other typical smart device providers.
Re distance from your pocket
I'm pretty sure Apple's already got a patent on some rfid-like implant device that can communicate with you devices and dog and would be perfectly capable of
tracking your every move acting on distance from your pocket or implant respectively.
Re: Just how inedible are seabirds really?
Isn't it in international waters? Who could prosecute?
Re: "Now Hancock's been deprived of food, it's not clear is how long he can survive"
I would regard a tent in my back garden as unacceptably hostile conditions
Depending on where your back garden is that may very well be reasonable. I have to agree, they anchored the pod properly, one would think that the supplies are fixed likewise. Then again, fishing line + hook + piece of foil = sashimi. Didn't a Mexican live on that diet for how long?
"When I was on pot, it all went white,"
Here, fixed that for you.
...you almost sound like you mean eating them too.
Well, everything tastes like chicken. Except seagull, which tastes like fish. And don't ask how I'd know. The baked brick sounds like a pleasant alternative...
Is that you, topper? Back to the Dilbert strip where you belong to!
How does he take a dump?
Outside or is there a 'podoilet'?
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